Re: Richard L. Mackall, MD, paymaster, CS Navy, d. 11 August 1863
I came across your inquiry concerning my great-great uncle, Richard Levin Mackall in this forum. Here is the information I have about him.
He was born in 1812, the youngest of seven children born to Leonard Mackall 11/31/1768 - 4/24/1843, and Christiana Beall.
An older brother, Leonard Mackall (2) was a doctor born in 1803, died in 1892. This Leonard had a son, Leonard Covington Mackall, born 1843. He enlisted in 1st MD Cavalry 12/12/1863. He married, in 1878, Louisa Lawton, daughter of General Alexander Lawton of Savannah, GA. After the marriage he resided in Savannah.
Back to Richard Levin Mackall: He lived in Georgetown, DC and had 4 children by Ann Belt.
At the outset of the Civil War Richard was the Chief Clerk at the Washington Navy Yard in the U.S. Navy. He resigned his commission and took one in the CSN. He was assigned to Mobile AL where he was Paymaster and served on the gunboat,CSS Morgan. He died of complications of dysentary on Aug. 11, 1863. He is buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Georgetown, DC.
His son, Robert McGill Mackall, b. 2/5/1844 joined Beauregard's Rifles at age 17. He later transfered to Pelham's Battery and upon the death of John Pelham, my great uncle joined John Mosby and spent the remainder of the war with that band of Partisan Rangers. After his parole he lived in Baltimore where he married Alice Ashby,; later moving to Olney Maryland where his sister married Benjamin Duvall Palmer, son of William P. Palmer of Woodlawn Manor.
Later, Robert McGill Mackall moved to Culpeper, VA where he was mayor for 12 years and where he died in 1934.
I do not have knowledge of the Leonard Mackall, CSN, to whom you refer in the forum, but will research it and will get back to you if I come upon some information on him.
I Hope this reaches you and is useful